March 2018 Water Level Chart Archived

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March 2018

I have archived the March 2018 Water Level Chart (at left). The most notable feature of the March chart is how little the lake level fell over the course of the month despite the lack of precipitation received (less than an inch all told). This (relatively) stable level was likely the result of channel friction due to heavy ice cover in the march and increased runoff from ground water and melting snow partly making up for the outflows from the dam. Precipitation for the month was only 0.91″ which is way below the March average of 3.39″ putting us at only 7.00″ for the year to date, 1.43″ below normal. Hopefully spring rains will make up the difference. I only measured the lake level 13 times in March and nobody seemed to notice 🙂